I planned to share details about each of my projects for the Royal Blog Tour that just finished.  If you missed it or if you want to go back and revisit any of the blogs all the links are still available on the main Blog Tour site – CLICK HERE.

I have decided to start by sharing the easiest of the four projects and since I had everyone tell me which project was their favorite – I know many people couldn’t pick just one – this was the one chosen the least number of times.  It is a quick and simple project so perhaps the simplicity kept it from being a chosen favorite.

I used a Mini Lunch Sack from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  They come with the scallop border already on it and inside there is a sturdy piece of cardboard in the bottom – I wasn’t expecting that.  So it is actually a sturdy bag.

I took the bag and ran it through my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Isn’t it great how it embosses the snowflakes on this bag?  In case you are wondering the back side does show a debossed image.   Then I used a Sponge Dauber and some Frost White Shimmer Paint and dabbed the snowflakes to make them pop of the bag just a little bit more.  As a final touch I added the Basic Pearls to the centers of the snowflakes – that is a little hard to see in this picture because the Very Vanilla Seam Binding that I tied through the top is covering them up.  I also added some shimmer paint to the scalloped edge.

To decorate the bottom I used a piece of Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper – I like the blues and browns for winter.  I stamped the reindeer image from the Winter Post stamp set in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock – cut him out, tied some Linen Thread around his neck and added a tiny pearl to the end of his nose.  He is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I stamped the To:/From: and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.  I sponged the edges of the label before attaching it to the bag.  Fill with treats and give to your neighbor, the bus driver, the mailman, or maybe a teacher.  You could quickly make a bunch of these – if you don’t want to cut out the reindeer – stamp a different image that you can punch out instead.

I think that covers that one.  If you have other questions on this project just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.   I received lots of comments and many more visitors – thanks to everyone that stopped by.  I very much enjoyed being a part of the Royal Blog Tour.  Details on the remaining projects will be coming up soon. And my blog candy winners will be announced soon too.

I’m also playing Blog Bingo and it’s time for another piece to be called – is anyone getting close yet?

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

I did a recap of all the pieces on yesterday’s post if you need it.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #8 –the sunflower from the Cute by the Inch stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).

If you have Bingo – 5 in a row – make sure to email me.